DHS and CBP launch Maryland facility for biometric entry/exit testing

The Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate, along with Customs and Border Protection have launched a new test center in Maryland to test biometric technologies as part of the Apex Air Entry/Exit Re-Engineering project. According to a report in Newswise, the new facility is a 25,000 square ft. scenario-based testing environment, which will be used to weigh biometric and non-biometric security technologies under simulated airport entry and exit conditions. According to the report, the new center aims to

Biometric wearables firm Sensoria raises $5 million investment

Biometric wearables’ development firm Sensoria, formerly named Heapsylon, announced it has signed a term sheet with Italian consulting, systems integration and application management firm Reply SpA for a Series A investment round. Publicly held Reply will acquire 20% interest in Sensoria. Reply will also work closely with Sensoria’s customers and partners to develop ‘Internet of Everyone’ products using Sensoria SDK, the first open development platform based on both traditional and bio-sensing fabric sensors. Sensoria said it will use the investment

Digital Identities and Authentication Seminar 2014

Exploring safe digital identification in an online world 4 June 2014 Wellington, New Zealand The Biometrics Institute is known for its long track record in successfully facilitating discussion around the use of biometrics in a stimulating and independent forum. This seminar reflects a growing demand for discussion around online authentication, mobile transactions and privacy. The 2013 Biometrics Institute Industry Survey reported that smartphones/mobile devices were given the highest mention in terms of future biometric use. Coupled with a significant number

The 2nd Guangzhou International Biometric Identification Technology Exhibition 2014

May 12-14, 2014 Guangzhou, China Greatly supported by domestic and overseas associations, Biometric China 2013 was successfully held in Poly World Trade Expo Center and gathered over 100 exhibitors coming from South Korea, Germany, Canada, Russia, Hong Kong, Guangdong Province and other countries and regions, showcasing a variety of cutting-edge and advanced products & technologies. Over 12,000 buyers from more than 30 countries and regions were received. This year, GIBITE 2014 will be held on May 12-14th, 2014 at the

SDW 2014 – The Global Hub For Next Generation Citizen & Government ID Solutions

QEII Conference Centre, Westminster, London, UK Conference: 16-18 June 2014 – Exhibition 17-18 June 2014 SDW 2014 (Security Document World) – the world’s leading document security show – focuses on ePassports, visas, driving licenses, national IDs, worker credentials, advanced border control, anti-counterfeiting, fraud detection, and much more. The event will provide a global showcase for next-generation human identity solutions, focusing on intrinsic document security and on the new cutting-edge secure infrastructure now required to produce and use these advanced documents

Usability should be key consideration in biometric border systems

Usability and functionality should be a primary concern for designers and manufacturers of biometric systems. Though such systems typically are deployed for security applications, they should still provide an exemplary service experience that quickly meets the basic needs of the user, without fuss or bother. Most would attest that the air travel experience is anything but an exemplary one. Travelers in the high-security, post-911 era have to run a high-paced gantlet of airline flight check-in, along with baggage drop-off, security

Biometrics for Government and National Security

IDGA is pleased to bring back the 7th Annual Biometrics for Government and National Security. This 3-day event will feature high profile speakers from BIMA, OBIM, OUSD, DHS, FBI, NATO, GAO and more and will provide the venue for you to learn what key decision makers and technology experts anticipate being the future of securing our war fighters, citizens, government employees, and borders. Attendees will have the exclusive opportunity to interact, network, and learn from leading representatives from military, government

Transport Security Expo

Transport Security Expo is the largest international event for all areas of transportation security and focuses on the key threats, policy updates and regulations affecting the aviation, maritime, supply chain and public transport communities. Delegates attending the forthcoming Transport Security Expo will gather detailed insight on the challenges faced through in-depth aviation, maritime and public transport conferences. An extensive programme of workshops delivers valuable learning opportunities, including Freight & Cargo, Terminal & Facility Security, & Passenger Screening. The event is

Ninth Symposium and Exhibition on MRTDs, Biometrics and Border Security

ICAO will hold the Ninth Symposium and Exhibition on Machine Readable Travel Documents (MRTDs), Biometrics and Border Security from 22 to 24 October 2013. A select group of Industry Partners will complement the Symposium, showcasing a broad range of products and services related to MRTDs, biometric identification, travel document security applications and border management systems. This global annual event will address ICAO MRTD standards and specifications, identification management best practices and related border security issues. In addition, the Symposium will

Biometric Certification Training Boot Camp

Las Vegas, NV 9:30 – 4:30 One Boot Camp Prepares you for all major Biometric Vendor Neutral Certifications Biocertification offers an international, vendor neutral biometric security training and certification program for technology professionals in one of the fastest growing areas of information security. DEMONSTRATE YOUR KNOWLEDGE. GET CERTIFIED TODAY! About Biocertification Certified Biometrics Security Professional Institute (BioCertification.com) The Biocertification.com is a vendor neutral Biometrics security benchmark program certification in the IT industry, leading the direction that other certification programs follow.